Understanding Conic Sections Using Alternate Graph Paper
Elizabeth Brown, Elizabeth Jones
January 2006, Volume 99, Issue 5, Page 322
A description of two alternative coordinate systems and their use in graphing conic sections. This alternative graph paper helps students explore the idea of eccentricity using the definitions of the conic sections. Includes multiple examples of the uses of these alternative graphing sections, along with focus - directrix definitions of conic sections to be used with the new coordinate systems.
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